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H-1B restrictions motivate tech talent to move to Canada

H-1B visas are becoming harder to get, forcing local businesses to set up shop in Canada - who has a more friendly program for tech and high skilled workers.

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Controversial USCIS Memo Draws Major H-1B Lawsuit

n February 22, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a controversial memo designed to make it difficult (some say “impossible”) for professionals in H-1B status to provide services at the site of their employer’s customers.

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What Do F-1 Students Need to Know as They Await the Fate of Their H-1B Cap Petition?

As reported on April 6, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received more H-1B cap petitions than the statutory available visas for both the general cap of 65,000 available H-1B visas and the additional 20,000 for U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the “master’s cap.” We understand how stressful it is for both the H-1B employers and the foreign national candidate as they await the results of the H-1B lottery (“work by lottery” program).

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USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random selection process. 

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Spring Regulatory Agenda Re-Confirms Trumps Plans for Reform of H-4 EADs, H-1Bs, and OPT

The Spring Regulatory Agenda of the Trump Administration was recently published and re-confirms the earlier announced plans for reform, but with updated timelines.

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USCIS Sued Over H1B Visa Data by Federation for American Immigration Reform

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has sued US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to obtain information on employees and employers using the H1B visa program.

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H1B Visa update: a tale of changing policies and growing anxieties

One of the biggest challenges that the Indian workforce anticipated post the election of Donald Trump was to be in their access to H1-B visas and a chance to work in the US.

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Despite 4% dip, Indians get 63% of H-1B visas

The number of H-1B visas for ‘initial employment’ issued to Indians dipped by 4% in the 12-month period ending September 30, 2017. In all, 67,815 visas were approved by the US authorities for Indian aspirants as compared to 70,737 in the 2016 fiscal.

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Tech Companies Fight Back With Lawsuit Against H-1B Visa Restrictions

On May 1st, a group of small technology companies filed suit in federal court against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over a policy memo issued in February 2018, which places greater restrictions on H-1B employers who place employees at third-party work-sites.

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H-1B issue: Tech staffing firms file a lawsuit against USCIS

The inevitable lawsuits against the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services have begun. A group of tech recruiting companies has filed the lawsuit against the USCIS.

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